I don’t normally participate in Blog Tours (in fact the only other one I have been a part of was on 04/06/18) but I couldn’t resist “There’s Something About Darcy” (much like I wouldn’t be able to resist Darcy himself). Not only is the title amazing, but look at that cover! It. is. GORGEOUS!
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For some, Colin Firth emerging from a lake in that clinging wet shirt is one of the most iconic moments in television. But what is it about the two-hundred-year-old hero that we so ardently admire and love?
Dr Gabrielle Malcolm examines Jane Austen’s influences in creating Darcy’s potent mix of brooding Gothic hero, aristocratic elitist and romantic Regency man of action. She investigates how he paved the way for later characters like Heathcliff, Rochester and even Dracula, and what his impact has been on popular culture over the past two centuries. For twenty-first century readers the world over have their idea of the ‘perfect’ Darcy in mind when they read the novel, and will defend their choice passionately.
In this insightful and entertaining study, every variety of Darcy jostles for attention: vampire Darcy, digital Darcy, Mormon Darcy and gay Darcy. Who does it best and how did a clergyman’s daughter from Hampshire create such an enduring character?
A must-read for every Darcy and Jane Austen fan.
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Check out everyone’s amazing Darcy Posts! (If I couldn’t find their post or if it isn’t their turn yet, the link will just be to their blog)
- Nov 01 Austenprose
- Nov 01 Austenesque Reviews
- Nov 01 Diary of an Eccentric
- Nov 02 History Lizzie
- Nov 03 An Historian About Town
- Nov 04 Obsessed with Mr. Darcy
- Nov 05 The Shelf of Unread Books
- Nov 06 The Green Mockingbird
- Nov 07 Mrs. Brown’s Books
- Nov 08 Ml Book Reviews
- Nov 09 Bookish Byron
- Nov 10 My Jane Austen Book Club
- Nov 11 The Book Rat
- Nov 12 What Cathy Read Next
- Nov 13 Babblings of a Bookworm
- Nov 14 From Pemberley to Milton
- Nov 15 Perfectly Tolerable (This is me!)
- Nov 16 Margie’s Must Reads
- Nov 17 Stacy is Reading
- Nov 17 The Book Stop
- Nov 18 The Worm Hole
- Nov 19 My Love for Jane Austen
- Nov 20 Mrs. Cooke’s Books
About the Author:
Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm lectures and writes about Jane Austen in popular culture and the global fan phenomena surrounding Austen’s work. She is the author of Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen and is a regular speaker at the annual Jane Austen Festival in Bath, and the Jane Austen Regency Week in Chawton. She lives in Bath.